Formerly brewed at Piccolo Birrificio
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Apricale (IM), Italy


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed with addition of absinthe.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2013
On tap at Alla Spina with Shin Tommy before helping Devin move. Pours turbid, hazy raw honey gold with a fat, sticky, tightly-bubbled white head. Aroma of pears, ripe Granny Smith apple, peaches, freshly-picked lavender, and some odd tea, grass, and spring-air notes. Aroma is a fucking knockout. Taste is sour gummy worms, peaches, tart pear, and just a subtle hint of fresh apple juice. This tastes overwhelmingly like the skins of apples and pears with a dose of peach/apricot stone fruit with a touch of funk. Ever-so-slightly sour and beautifully balanced. This beer is fantastic and I would drink it all night if I could. Holy shit. (Not really any traces of absinthe, but that really does not matter.) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2009
I popped the cap, its was not a gusher, but definitely had a strong carbonation that was working its way up the neck. Poured into the glass it had a large, strong, foamy, pillowy head. A rushing cavalcade of carbonation bubbles rush from the bottom of the glass straight into the cloudy of foam. Looks like rain in reverse, instead of falling down the rain drops retreat back to the cloud. As the head fades it leaves a foam mattress-like lacing on the side of the glass. All this is accompanied by (at first) a clear pale golden colored body. The clear color really makes the rushing bubbles a beautiful sight. With successive pours the body reflects the bottle conditioning by making the beer murkier. A very beautiful beer, really a nice job.

My only other experience with an absinthe beer was a disaster, an almost undrinkable saison made by a young brewery attempting to take a bigger bite than they could handle. This, on the other hand, is a much better experience. Actually, if it wasn’t for the description here I would not have even guessed this was spiced, particularly with absinthe. The aroma is very airy from the carbonation and the yeast. There is a touch of Belgian sweet maltiness and a light floral, leafy bouquet. But it is all very light and well melded. Taste follows the same formula but has an herbal, lightly bitter, leafy finish. That really rounds it off. Has just a touch of lemon character once the whole bottle has been emptied into the glass. A very natural, airy, easy-feel brew, feel to it. The mouthfeel is at first has a strong carbonation but with a little time and successive pours settles down a lot. And its actually light and very quaff-able, gliding down my gullet It evaporates from my palate and leaves a dry, faintly herbal, bitter leaf aftertaste.

In short Very enjoyable, easy drinking stuff, light Belgian character with a light herbal/floral character.
33cL stubby bottle, Marin Cuvee Roge tall thin tulip glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Bottled. Aroma is very doughy, lightly bitter, with a clear sign of the a Trappist yeast. Complex and dry. Clean and dry, floral and grassy with none of the horrible wormwood bitterness. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Quite the oddity. Served in a snifter with a gorgeous bright, hazy orange body leaving quite the sheety lace. Beautiful. Aroma is all Brett, candied ginger, hay, farmhouse, fresh lemon, fresh dough. Body has been drained of sugars and left with earthy spice, driftwood, barn, ginger, spritzy lemon. Dry palate. Powerful carbonation. Amazing. I could drink this all day. Probably the closest to an Orval clone I’ve tried. It doesn’t look like this was meant to be Brett infected, but damn, they should keep it this way. An unintended masterpiece?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - OCT 17, 2009
Versa giallo quasi "nebbioso" con una schiuma spessa e bianca. L’aroma è erbaceo e di luppolo, con note agrumate di limone e pompelmo.Il sapore è leggermente maltato,di pane e con un sottile residuo zuccherino,il finale è secco e amaro, con un carattere leggermente malto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. pale yellow pour with a thin white head. nose of honey, fruits and some slight hops. nice on the palate with a yeasty flavor and some nice spices in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Draft at Birrerria Paradiso. Pilsner thin color, a touch of haze. Big, fluffy, steady-rolling head. Mellow carbonation, somelight floral spice notes. Licorice, mild spiced absinthe in the background. Extremely smooth on the palate. An easy drinker for sure, quite unique though in it’s light and fruity way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Draft at Redlight. Hazy gold. Large white head. Aroma is herbal and barn funk, mildly sweet. Flavor adds some sour notes, nicely balanced. Medium body, softly carbonated, awesome mouthfeel on this one, better than the bottled version. Drinks like a saison. Tasty, quenching, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3126) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Interesting, tasty beer. Poured with a huge, billowy, foamy, frothy, fluffy, textured, off-white head and a little lace. Color os a slightly hazy straw yellow and has loads of bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, musty, earthy, citrus, spice. Flavor is similar to nose plus tang from high effervescence. Body is good and carbonation is great. Finish is like flavor, clean, and tapers from fermented ingredients first, then the carbonic tang over some length.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 11, 2011
Una belgian Ale aromatizzata di spezie e assenzio, ottima, come prodotto base è davvero un bel punto fermo!

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